The Black and White

The Black & White interviewed seven of Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates in January and February of 2022, using the same set of questions to offer a side-by-side comparison of their policies, goals and experience.

Q&A with Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates

By Ethan Schenker July 16, 2022

A different version of this article was published in print during the 2021-2022 school year.   Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial primary elections will take place on July 19. The Black &...

The Composition Assistant has become a valuable resource to the thousands of students she’s worked with during her tenure at the Center. After dedicating 21 years to the Whitman community, Hyson retired at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

“Kind, caring and supportive”: Composition Assistant Orion Hyson retires after 21 years at Whitman

By Emily Weiss July 12, 2022

Tucked away in her office in the back of Whitman’s Writing Center, Orion Hyson sits behind her desk, helping students with their English assignments. Hyson’s patience and kind smile never fail to calm...

Senior Destinations 2022

Senior Destinations 2022

By Christina Xiong July 1, 2022

How to use the Senior Destinations Map: Click the upper left button or the markers on the map to view students and schools. Clicking the upper right full-screen button will bring you to the full...

Fans each brought their own experiences and emotions to the concert, and could find solace in her messages even if the lyrics weren’t directly applicable to their circumstances. Bridgers channels the emotions of the crowd through the pure passion that she brings to her shows.

Concert review: Phoebe Bridgers at The Anthem

By Kate Rodriguez and Natalie Easley June 23, 2022

“I hate you for what you did. And I miss you like a little kid.” The iconic lyrics from Phoebe Bridgers’ hit song “Motion Sickness” echo throughout The Anthem concert hall as the 26-year-old...

Abby Meyers drives on University of Indiana guard Chloe Moore-McNeil in the second round of the 2022 March Madness tournament.

“Maryland was the best choice”: Princeton basketball star Abby Meyers (‘17) transfers to UMD for final year of college basketball career

By Ellie Smith June 21, 2022

On April 15, Whitman basketball’s all-time leading scorer and Princeton basketball star Abby Meyers announced that she plans to transfer to the University of Maryland (UMD) at College Park to compete...

Paraders celebrate atop a large bus filled with pride decor.

Thousands fill D.C. streets to celebrate at Pride Parade

By Rohin Dahiya June 20, 2022

Singing, dancing, decorated floats and radiant outfits filled the streets of D.C. as thousands gathered for the city’s annual Pride Parade on June 11. The Capital Pride Alliance coordinated this year’s...

After 25 years at Whitman, Economics teacher Wayne Jacobson is retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Economics teacher Wayne Jacobson retires after 25 years at Whitman

By Kate Rodriguez June 17, 2022

Since his first year at Whitman in 1998, Economics teacher Wayne Jacobson has brought lived experiences and knowledge to the classroom, incorporating relevant examples into his lessons to prepare his students...

Members of the Minority Scholars Program collect donations to support organizations providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

“There are ways to help for everyone”: students unite in an effort to support Ukraine

By Jamie Forman June 15, 2022

The dawn of Feb. 24 brought a harsh change of reality for millions of Ukrainians as thousands of tanks flowed across their country’s borders, and missiles rained down onto their streets. In the four...

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a chaotically entertaining film and the directors’ courage to be boldly absurd pays off immensely.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”: weird in all the right ways

By Jacob Cowan June 14, 2022

On paper, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a terrible idea for a movie: a low-budget absurdist film that attempts to tackle the multiverse with slapstick humor. Toss in aggressive visuals, convoluted...

Spanish teacher Rebecca Zatz’ mini goldendoodle, Leo, sticks his tongue out for the picture.

Meet the teachers’ pets: Whitman teachers bring four-legged friends to the classroom

By Manuela Montoya June 14, 2022

As students fill Whitman’s hallways for their journey between classes, they don’t only find footprints tracked along Whitman’s floor tiles; the occasional paw print may appear as well, and a stray...

When Whitman’s athletic department announced the pro-am caddying opportunity in late April, students immediately rushed to enter their name on the sign-up list.

Teeing off with the pros: Whitman students caddie at the Wells Fargo Championship pro-am

By Asa Ostrow June 13, 2022

It’s 7:30 a.m., and freshman Nate Sullivan awakens to the startling sound of his buzzing alarm. He throws on a light polo shirt and Bermuda shorts — typical golf attire. He grabs a quick breakfast...

Sophomores Julia Grumet and Mitra Hu-Henderson help with renovations at El Puente.

Students make an impact in Costa Rica on spring break service trip

By Josefina Masjuan June 10, 2022

After months of preparation and coordination, a group of 19 Whitman students boarded a plane to San Jose, Costa Rica, for spring break, where they spent a week exploring the country and volunteering in...

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